Ter­ror­ists in Love: The Real Lives of Islam­ic Radicals

Ken Ballen
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November 13, 2011
Drawingon unprece­dent­ed access, a lead­ing ter­ror­ism expert pro­files six­ter­ror­ists to offer an aston­ish­ing new por­trait of our ene­mies as wehave nev­er seen them before. In Ter­ror­ists in Love, Ken Ballen takesread­ers behind the head­lines and into the minds of Islam­ic ter­ror­ists. Aformer fed­er­al pros­e­cu­tor and Con­gres­sion­al inves­ti­ga­tor, Ballen spent­five years inter­view­ing more than a hun­dred extrem­ists through­out the­Mus­lim world. Here, he shares the lives of six of them, prob­ing theird­eep­est secrets, unveil­ing the moti­va­tions behind their dead­ly mis­sion­sand deliv­er­ing a star­tling new the­sis about what dri­ves them tovi­o­lence. In the process, he expos­es for the first time the war coun­cil­sof the Tal­iban lead­er­ship, and the world behind the closed doors of theroy­al fam­i­ly of Sau­di Ara­bia — the coun­try that pro­vides most of the­fund­ing for Al Qae­da. Ter­ror­ists in Love is an informed, urgent and­clear assess­ment of the true nature of this threat to Amer­i­ca, allow­ing­for a rea­soned and effec­tive response. 

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